Author: Khushbu Shah

Invent@IITGN kickstarts, maiden event modelled on USA’s Invention Factory

The intensive six-week summer programme in inventing, originally registered in the US as Invention Factory, will run for the first time in India at IITGN. Ten (10) teams having two IIT students each, will conceive 10 inventions; will prototype and pitch them to file an US patent application. Cooper Union Professors from the US to work directly with IIT students for four weeks during the programme. The orientation week to a maiden six-week summer programme in inventing, Invent@IITGN kick-started today. The programme, originated in the US as Invention Factory, is being organised in India for the first time at...

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#Fitness Challenge: A healthier and fitter community

As the whole country delved into the fitness mode through the ‘Hum Fit toh India Fit’ fitness challenge, the institute also joined the league and encouraged its faculty, staff and students to work consciously towards maintaining their health. The institute organised a Fitness Challenge on June 14 as part of the closing of its 25-day Fitness Summer Camp. The camp commenced on May 21. Meticulously planned  by the Gymnasium Committee, the Fitness Challenge saw an enthusiastic participation of over 110 staff and faculty members, along with students and summer interns. The challenge consisted of a cascade of exercises; the top 10 performers...

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A “green” day and a better life ahead

The institute has been a torchbearer in environment conservation and has instituted several sustainable green initiatives on campus. As India played the role of the global host for World Environment Day 2018, IITGN celebrated it with a similar fervour and enthusiasm, encouraging people to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. This theme this year – Beat plastic Pollution – was celebrated widely across continents as people were apprised how there is an urgent need to reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic. The Green Office at IITGN joined hands with Hara Pitara – Social 1.0, a green market platform to promote eco-friendly life,...

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MSc student bags Ronald Drever Scholarship

Ayatri Singha will pursue doctoral studies in gravitational waves at the University of Glasgow. Ayatri Singha, a student of MSc Physics at the institute, has been awarded the prestigious Ronald Drever Scholarship. Ayatri will pursue doctoral studies in gravitational waves at the University of Glasgow (UOG).  The scholarship was funded through a £500-thousand bequest from Prof Ronald Drever’s family to the UOG’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Professor Drever’s seminal work in Pound-Drever-Hall (PDH) locking enabled the discovery of the first gravitational wave signal in advanced-Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. I am feeling excited about joining the UOG in October. I am going to work on instrumentation for gravitational wave detection and advanced detector configurations there, which may impact the next-generation detectors including the upcoming LIGO India...

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Doing its bit towards improving technical education in India

The third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) was conducted between May 28 and June 1 at IITGN campus with 160 participants. The participants included senior faculty from several engineering colleges of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The five-day programme included talks and discussions on several important topics viz. teaching and learning environment in engineering colleges, some of them being active learning, autonomy, governance & management, and research & development. TEQIP is a summer training programme for faculty members of engineering colleges that helps improve the quality of technical education system in the country. The active learning component covered...

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